The Australian cricketer, Pat Cummins, thinks that the Indian Premier (IPL) could have served as a practicing platform for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
Many Australian cricketers are the part of the cash-rich league. Almost half of the ratio of the players in IPL is of Australians. The players are equally disappointed as Indians as the league matters to alike.
There have been a lot of talks about kicking off IPL as cricket season is paused till yet amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. The globally deadly disease has deprived the players of cricket across the world, and cricket in India and Australia is equally affected. As the cash-rich league comprises of half of its ratio of Australian players, both the boards are waiting for the situation to get fine so they can continue playing IPL.
Initially, the league was all set to be commenced by 29th March, but the organizers rescheduled it thrice due to the changing and extending dates of the lockdown. Finally, the league has been postponed till further notice, and it can be settled in a window of World Cup as the mega-event is most likely to be shifted to the next year.
The T20 World Cup, until yet, was all set to be commenced by 18th October, but there are several improbabilities amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the ICC is to hold a meeting on 28th May to decide the future of the World Cup. In case, if the mega-event gets canceled, the Indian authorities are likely to organize their cash-rich league.
Pat Cummins: IPL could have served as practicing platform for T20 World Cup
“The reason it (IPL) was so important for so many players this year was leading into a T20 World Cup, and even if that does get moved, it’s still going to be on at some stage. You look at what’s the best opportunity for your cricket and what you’re going to get the most out of,” Cummins said.